The COVID-19 pandemic cast a wide shadow, and many uncertainties remain about the long-term effects brought on by the pandemic. With financial hardships and a variety of plans for how the 2021 season will look, the transfer market over the summer was not as plentiful and healthy as has been the case in years prior.
Even still, there were a number of high-level athletes who chose to change schools ahead of the '21 campaign, and some schools planted themselves firmly in the category of "buyers" on the transfer market. While a number of players remain uncommitted and in the transfer portal, we compiled a list of the teams who were most active in adding new players via transfer.
From that list, we've selected the top ten teams who make the biggest splash for their programs in the transfer market. Today we present the first half of our rankings, the teams and transfer classes ranked #6-10!
Honorable Mention: UT-Tyler
While the crux of this list is centered on Division I teams and their transfer additions, we couldn't publish such an article without mentioning the Division II Patriots and the way that Mike Reed sells his program. Let's be honest; the on-field success of Reed and Co. is rather enticing all on its own, including the team's impressive performance in their first foray at the Division II level. The Patriots added a total of eight transfers this summer, including three junior college additions. Four former Division I players joining the Patriots for the 2021 season include Erin Hill (transferring from USC Upstate); Shelby Hughston (Kansas); Shannon Klaus (Lamar); and Bayli Simon (Louisiana Tech). Marissa Trezza also joined the club after beginning her career at fellow D2 school Georgian Court.
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